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Awards & Distinctions

2016

  • GolfBC Championship LogoGallagher's Canyon
    Host of the "GolfBC Championship", a Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada event
    "ScoreGolf Top 100" #49 | ScoreGolf
  • GolfBC Group
    Title Sponsor of the "GolfBC Championship", a Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada event
  • Nicklaus North
    "ScoreGolf Top 100" #52 | ScoreGolf
  • Arbutus Ridge
    Host of the "BC Junior Boys Championship", July
2015

  • ScoreGolf Top 59Olympic View
    "Junior Golf Leader of the Year" Jeff Palmer | PGA of BC Awards
    "2014 Professional Development Program Order of Merit Winner" Jeff Palmer | PGA of BC Awards
  • Nicklaus North
    ScoreGolf "Top 59 - Canada's Best Public Golf Courses" #30 | ScoreGolf Magazine & TV
  • Gallagher's Canyon
    ScoreGolf "Top 59 - Canada's Best Public Golf Courses" #48 | ScoreGolf Magazine & TV
  • Wailea
    "America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses", 2015-2016, Wailea Gold Course, #100 | Golf Digest
    "Top 10 Resort Courses in Hawaii," Wailea Gold Course, #7 | LINKS Golf Magazine
    "Wailea Golfweek’s Best": Resort Courses, 2015, Wailea Gold Course, #100
    Golfweek’s Best: "Next 100 Resort Courses," Wailea Emerald Course | Golfweek
2014

  • Nicklaus North
    PGA of BC Top Tracks Awards"Top 25 Provincial Tracks" #15 | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Regional Gold Medalist" | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Top 15 Best Course in Region" #5 ranking | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
  • Furry Creek
    "Regional Bronze Medalist" | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Top 15 Best Course in Region" #14 ranking | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
  • Gallagher's Canyon
    "Top 25 Provincial Tracks" #11 | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Regional Gold Medalist" | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Top 15 Best Course in Region" #2 ranking | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Junior Golf Leader of the Year" Peter Hopley | PGA of BC Awards
  • Olympic View
    "Regional Bronze Medalist" | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Player of the Year" Gordy Scutt | PGA of BC Awards
    "Forestar Golf Community Leadership Bursary" Jeff Palmer | PGA of BC Awards
    "Player of the Year" Gordy Scutt | PGA of BC Awards
    "Junior Golf Leader of the Year" Jeff Palmer | PGA of BC Awards, Vancouver Island Region
  • Okanagan Golf Club
    "Teacher of the Year" Clay Stothers, Director of Instruction | PGA of BC Awards
    "Regional Bronze Medalist" The Quail | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Top 15 Best Course in Region" #6 ranking - The Quail | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
  • Wailea
    Travelin’ Joe Awards, “Most Couples-Friendly Course,” Wailea Emerald Course | Golf Magazine
    Best of Maui reader awards 2014, voted one of Maui’s top 3 in “Best Golf Course” category, Wailea Gold Course | The Maui News
    "Best Public Golf Courses in Hawaii" 2014, Wailea Gold Course, #6, and Wailea Emerald Course, #12 | Golf Magazine
    "2014 Certificate of Excellence" | TripAdvisor, given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers
    "Premier Golf Resorts" 2014-2015, Gold Medal, Four Seasons Resort Maui, and Silver Medal, Grand Wailea | Golf Magazine
    "Best Courses: State by State," Hawaii, Wailea Gold #6, and Wailea Emerald #12 | Golfweek
    "Top Ten Golf Courses in Hawaii," Wailea Gold Course | Gayot
    "Best Golf Course in Hawaii," Readers’ Choice Award 2014, #4 | Hawai`i Magazine
    "Top 10 Most Beautiful Holes in Hawaii" Wailea Emerald #18 | Links Magazine
    "2014 Best Resort Courses" Wailea Gold Course, #80 | Golfweek
  • Mayfair Lakes
    "Distinguished Service Award" Mike Smedstad | PGA of BC Awards
2013

  • Olympic View
    "Best in the City" 2013 Public Golf Courses | Goldstream Review
    "Apprentice Professional of the Year" Gordy Scutt | PGA of BC Awards
    "Junior Golf Leader of the Year" Jeff Palmer | PGA of BC Awards, Vancouver Island Region
    "Teacher of the Year" Jeff Palmer | PGA of BC, Vancouver Island Region
    "Apprentice of the Year" Gordy Scutt | PGA of BC, Vancouver Island Region
  • Mayfair Lakes
    "#1 Best Golf Course" | Richmond Review
  • Furry Creek
    Voted #1 Best Golf Course | BC Living, 2013 People's Choice Awards
  • Wailea
    "America’s Top 50 Courses for Women,"  Wailea Emerald Course, #40 | Golf Digest. (The Wailea Emerald was the only Hawaii course on this year’s ranking).
    "2013 Certificate of Excellence" | TripAdvisor
    "Wailea Gold Course" Top Ten Golf Courses in Hawaii  #9 | Gayot
    "Best Golf Courses in Hawaii" Reader's Choice Award | Hawai`i Magazine
    "Best Courses You Can Play," Wailea Gold Course, #6 in Hawaii | Golfweek
    "America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses, 2013-2014, Wailea Gold Course | Golf Digest
2012

  • Arbutus Ridge
    Rated #2 in CanadaReader's Digest Top 13 Golf Courses in Canada 2012
  • Olympic View
    "Employee of the Year Award" - winner Ken Langdon, nominee Jeff Palmer | Westshore Chamber of Commerce
    "Regional Bronze Medallist Facility" | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Tour Championship Winner" Gordy Scutt | Vancouver Island Professional Golf Tour at Bear Mountain
    "Pro-Assistant Champions" Kevin Maxwell and Matt Matheson | 2012 G&G Golf Company / Fletcher Leisure Group PGA of BC Pro-Assistant Championship 
  • Gallagher's Canyon
    "Top Tracks" | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Provincial #17 Ranked Facility" | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Regional Bronze Medallist Facility" | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine
    "Pro-Am Champion" Josh Fleming | Vernon Pro-Am
    "3rd Place" Jon Kadin | PGA of BC Club Professional Championship at Victoria Golf Club 
  • Nicklaus North
    "Regional Bronze Medallist Facility" | PGA of BC and Inside Golf Magazine 
2011

  • Arbutus Ridge
    Host of the CN Future Links Championship
  • Mayfair Lakes
    "Teacher of the Year" Keri Moffat | PGA of BC Awards
  • Nicklaus North
    "Best BC Golf Resorts" - #3 | The Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Awards
    ScoreGolf "Best Canadian Public Golf Courses" - #7 | ScoreGolf Magazine
  • Olympic View
    ScoreGolf "Best Canadian Public Golf Courses" - #10 | ScoreGolf Magazine
  • Gallagher's Canyon
    ScoreGolf "Best Canadian Public Golf Courses" - #13 | ScoreGolf Magazine
2010

  • Arbutus Ridge
    Host of the British Columbia Provincial Women’s Amateur / Mid Amateur Championship
  • Wailea Resort
    "#1 Beach and Sun Destination" and "#3 Relaxation and Spa Destination" in the world | U.S. News & World Report magazine; Dream Travel feature article entitled "Escapes of a Lifetime"
  • Nicklaus North
    ScoreGolf Top 100 Courses in Canada - #56 | ScoreGolf Magazine
2009

  • Arbutus Ridge
    Tourism Sustainability Award | Tourism Vancouver Island 
    2nd Place in Customer Service | Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce Black Tie Awards
  • Mayfair Lakes
    "Vancouver's Top 10 Golf Courses", voted #7 | BC Business Magazine
    Best Golf Course & Most Difficult Golf Course | Best of Richmond Readers' Poll
  • Furry Creek
    Host of the 2009 Yonex PGA of BC Pro Women's Championship
  • Nicklaus North
    Best Public Golf Course - BC, voted #7 | ScoreGolf Magazine
    "Signature Swings in BC" Honorable mention for stunning, photo-friendly hole - #17 | The Now Online
  • Olympic View
    "Signature Swings in BC" Honorable mention for stunning, photo-friendly hole - #17 | The Now Online
2008

  • Mayfair Lakes
    Best Golf Instruction Facility | Readers Choice Awards for the Richmond News
  • Furry Creek
    4 star rating for "Best Places to Play" | Golf Digest 2008
  • Nicklaus North
    ScoreGolf Top 100 Courses in Canada - #46 | ScoreGolf Magazine
  • Gallagher's Canyon
    ScoreGolf Top 100 Courses in Canada - #85 | ScoreGolf Magazine
  • Arbutus Ridge
    4 star rating for "Best Places to Play" | Golf Digest 2008
  • Olympic View
    4 star rating for "Best Places to Play" | Golf Digest 2008
2007

  • Arbutus Ridge
    Jason Lowe Tourism Employee of the Year | Tourism Vancouver Island
  • Mayfair Lakes
    Best Golf Instruction Facility | Readers Choice Awards for the Richmond News
  • Furry Creek
    4 star rating for "Best Places to Play" | Golf Digest 2007
  • Nicklaus North
    4½ Stars, Places to Play | Golf Digest
  • Olympic View
    John Randle 2007 PGA of BC Teacher of the Year | PGA of BC
    Jamie Heffernan 2007 PGA of BC Junior Promoter of the Year | PGA of BC
  • Kelowna, B.C.
    Best Canadian Golf City | Score Golf
2006

  • British Columbia
    Golf Destination of the Year for North America | International Association of Golf Tour Operators
  • Arbutus Ridge 
    Best Destination Golf Course in BC |  Golf Nerve Magazine 2006
    Hole #17, Top Golf Holes on Vancouver Island |  Pacific Golf Magazine 2006
    Champion of British Columbia |  PGA of BC 2006  
  • Olympic View
    Lori Randle 2006 BC PGA Teacher of the Year | BC PGA
  • Nicklaus North
    Gavin Eckford, BC PGA Assistant Golf Professional of the Year | PGA of BC
2005

  • Furry Creek 
    4 star rating for "Best Places to Play" | Golf Digest
    "2nd Best Golf Course in Vancouver" | Georgia Straight
    "Best Halfway House" | Score Golf
  • Nicklaus North
    Host of the 2005 TELUS Skins featuring Jack Nicklaus, Vijay Singh, John Daly and Stephen Ames
  • Wailea Golf Club
    Tim Mitchell & Eddie Lee rated "Top 5 Teachers in the state of Hawaii" | Golf Digest
    "Best in State" The Wailea Gold Course ranked 9th | Golf Digest
  • Olympic View
    #1 Practice Facility | Pacific Golf Magazine
    #3 Pro Shop | Pacific Golf Magazine
    #3 Green Fee Value | Pacific Golf Magazine
    John Randle #2 Golf Instructor | Pacific Golf Magazine
    Lori Randle #4 Golf Instructor | Pacific Golf Magazine
  • Arbutus Ridge
    Host of the Canadian Junior Girls Championship 2005
2004

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "America's Best Resorts, Gold Medal" (One of only 25 resorts in the USA to receive the honour) | Golf Magazine
    "Host of the Champions Skins Game (Wailea Gold Course), 2001 through present"
  • Furry Creek
    "#1 BC's Best Scenery (Reader's Choice Awards)" | Pacific Golf Magazine
    "#1 (Hole 14) and #3 (Hole 12) BC's Best Par 3's (Reader's Choice Awards)" | Pacific Golf Magazine
    "#2 BC's Best Course (Reader's Choice Awards)" | Pacific Golf Magazine
    "#1 Best Scenery in B.C. (Golfer's Choice Best of B.C.)" | Province Golf Guide
    "#1 Most Humbling Course in B.C. (Golfer's Choice Best of B.C.)" | Province Golf Guide
  • Arbutus Ridge
    "Host of the Canadian Junior Girls' Championship Tournament"
    Golf Course of the Year |  golfcoursereports.com 2004
    Teacher of the Year Nominee, PGA of BC 2004
  • Mayfair Lakes
    "Host of the Canadian Tour's "Greater Vancouver Classic" Tournament"
    "Home course of the CLGA Canadian Jr. Girls Champion, Inah Park"
    "Best Place to Play" | Golf Digest
  • Nicklaus North
    "#3 BC's Best Pro Shop (Reader's Choice Awards)" | Pacific Golf Magazine
  • British Columbia
    "Undiscovered Golf Destination of the Year Award" | International Association of Golf Tour Operators
2003

  • Furry Creek
    "Best Scenery - Bronze Rating, The Golfer's Choice Awards" | ScoreGolf Magazine
  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Best in State 2003-2004, Wailea Emerald Course" | Golf Digest
    "America's 100 Best Golf Shops" | Golf World Business
    "Golf Professional of the Year, Rick Castillo, Senior Head Golf Professional" | Aloha Section PGA
    "Merchandiser of the Year Award" | Aloha Section PGA
    "Host of the LPGA Skins Game (Wailea Gold Course)"
  • Gallagher's Canyon
    "PGA Merchandiser of the Year - Peter Hopley" | PGA
  • Arbutus Ridge
    "Host of the B.C. Junior Girls Championship Tournament (2002-2003)" 
    Teacher of the Year Nominee, PGA of BC 2003
  • Mayfair Lakes
    "Host of the Inforetech Greg Norman Invitational Tournament"
  • Victoria & Vancouver Island
    "#1 Best City in the Americas" | Conde Nast Traveler
    "#1 Best Island in North America" | Conde Nast Traveler
  • GolfBC.com
    "Seeker Business Web Award (Businesses who strive to build a better Internet and practice safe and honest business trasactions)" | Toronto Seeker Business
2002

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Top 25 Golf Shops for Women" | Golf for Women
    "Top 75 Golf Resorts in America" | Golf Digest
    "Top 50 Teachers, Cathy Torchiana, Wailea Golf Club LPGA Teaching Pro" | Golf for Women Magazine
    "America’s 100 Best Golf Shops" | Golf World Business
    "America’s Best Resorts, Gold Medal, Golf Magazine (one of only 22 resorts in the country to receive this honor)" | Golf Magazine
  • Mayfair Lakes
    "Places to Play" | Golf Digest
  • The Okanagan G.C.
    "Host of the Ping Canadian PGA Club Professionals Championship (The Quail Course)"
  • Furry Creek
    "Best of '10 Holes to Remember' (Signature 14th Hole)" | Globe and Mail
  • Victoria & Vancouver Island
    "#1 Best Island in Continental U.S./Canada (2001 & 2002)" | Travel & Leisure
2001

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Top 25 Golf Shops for Women" | Golf for Women
    "Top Fairways Award (most women-friendly)" | Golf for Women
    "America’s 100 Best Golf Shops" | Golf World Business
  • Furry Creek
    "Best Scenery & Best Food - Silver Rating, The Golfer's Choice Awards" | ScoreGolf Magazine
2000

  • Nicklaus North
    "Top 100 Best Courses in Canada, ranked 9th, The Golfer's Choice Awards" | ScoreGolf Magazine
    "#1 Golf Destination in Canada, Whistler Resort" | Golf Digest Magazine
    "Top 20 Golf Resorts in the World, Whistler Resort" | Golf Digest Magazine
  • Wailea Golf Club
    "PGA/GMDA Merchandiser of the Year (Rick Castillo), Resort Category" | PGA of America
    "Merchandiser of the Year Award" | Aloha Section PGA
    "Hawaii’s best golf courses, Wailea Gold Course, #13" | Hawaii Magazine
    "Top Fairways Award (most women-friendly)" | Golf for Women
    "50 Best Golf Resorts, Wailea Golf Club together with Four Seasons Resort Maui and Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa" | Conde Nast Traveler
    "America’s Best Resorts, Gold Medal (ranked among top 10 in 5 categories, including quality of additional golf courses, value, lounges/nightlife, family programs and environment)" | Golf Magazine
    "4 Star Rating, Wailea Gold Course; 4.5 Star Rating, Wailea Emerald Course; 4 Star Rating, Wailea Blue Course" | Golf Digest’s Places to Play
    "America’s 100 Best Golf Shops" | Golf Shop Operations
  • Mayfair Lakes
    Host of the Canadian Tour's Telus Open and BC Tel Open (1994-2000)
1999

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Assistant Professional of the Year, Wailea Golf Club Pro Eddie Lee" | Aloha Section PGA
    "50 Best Golf Resorts, Wailea Golf Club, together with Four Seasons Resort Maui, #7; Kea Lani Hotel, Suites & Villas, #11; and Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, #13" | Conde Nast Traveler
    "Top Fairways Award (most women-friendly)" | Golf for Women
    "Best Courses in Hawaii, Wailea Emerald Course #8" | Golf Digest
  • Arbutus Ridge
    "Host of the BC PGA Assistants Tournament"
1998

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "America’s Best Resorts, Silver Medal" | Golf Magazine
    "4 Star Rating, Wailea Gold Course; 4 Star Rating, Wailea Emerald Course; 3.5 Star Rating, Wailea Blue Course" | Golf Digest’s Places to Play
    "Top 50 'Great-Service Facilities'" | Golf Digest’s Places to Play
    "Top Fairways Award (most women-friendly)" | Golf for Women
    "America’s 100 Best Golf Shops" | Golf Shop Operations
  • Nicklaus North
    "Host of the Shell's Wonderful World of Golf with Fred Couples and Ernie Els"
1997

  • Nicklaus North
    "Host of the Skins Game with Jack Nicklaus, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo & Fred Couples"
  • Olympic View
    "Top 100 Public Golf Courses” | Canada Golf Course Ranking Magazine
  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Top Fairways Award (most women-friendly)" | Golf for Women
    "America’s 100 Best Golf Shops" | Golf Shop Operations
1996

  • Nicklaus North
    "Best New Golf Course in Canada" | Golf Digest
  • Gallagher's Canyon
    "Top 50 Courses in Canada" | ScoreGolf Magazine
  • Furry Creek
    "Ron Thom Award (Excellence in Wood Design), Furry Creek Clubhouse" | Wood Design Awards
  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Fifty Best Golf Resorts, Wailea Gold Course and Aston Wailea Resort, #1 Best Course Design, 100.0 perfect score" | Conde Nast Traveler
    "Best New Courses, Wailea Emerald Course" | The Golfer
    "Best Golf Courses for Couples in California and Hawaii, Wailea Emerald Course" | Buying the Best
    "America’s 100 Best Golf Shops" | Golf Shop Operations
    "America’s 500 Best Places You Can Play, Wailea Emerald Course" | Golf Digest
    "Best New Resort Courses of the Year, Wailea Emerald Course #2" | Golf Digest
    "Top 100 Teachers in America, Wailea Golf Club Teaching Professional Dan Pasquariello" | Golf Magazine
1995

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Merchandiser of the Year Award" | Aloha Section PGA
    "Top Fairways Award (most women-friendly)" | Golf for Women
    "Best of Golf Award" | Links
    "Best New Resort Courses of the Year, Wailea Gold Course #9" | Golf Digest
    "Top 10 New Places You Can Play, Wailea Emerald Course" | Golf Magazine
1994

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "PGA Teacher of the Year, Wailea Golf Club Teaching Professional Dan Pasquariello" | Aloha Section PGA
    "Top 10 New Places You Can Play, Wailea Gold Course" | Golf Magazine
    "Award of Merit, Wailea Gold & Emerald Clubhouse" | Pacific Coast Builders Conference
1993

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Gold Tee Award" | Meetings & Conventions Magazine
    "America's 75 Best Resort Courses, Wailea Blue Course" | Golf Digest
    "Host of the Asahi Kyosen Golf Tournament (Wailea Blue Course), 1987 through 1993"
1992

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Gold Tee Award" | Meetings & Conventions Magazine
    "America's 75 Best Resort Courses, Wailea Blue Course" | Golf Digest
    "Historic Preservation Award, Wailea Gold Course" | Maui Historical Society
    "Host of the LPGA Women's Kemper Open (Wailea Blue Course) 1990 through 1992"
1991

  • Wailea Golf Club
    "Gold Tee Award" | Meetings & Conventions Magazine